The scores were 25-15 and 25-22 for the JV Lady Panthers. The Varsity Lady Panther team put on a dominating performance over New Brockton with scores of 25-14, 25-7, and 25-13.
The JV Lady Panther Volleyball team earned two big wins against now 3A New Brockton on Monday afternoon.
Come watch the Lady Panthers on September 8th and celebrate Senior Night. Can’t make it out to the Bixby Arena in the PSN Sportsplex? Then tune in to PSN for live coverage of our Lady Panther volleyball team beginning at 4 PM September 8th!
Geneva trailed 41-22 late in the game, but finally caught all the right breaks. Timothy McReynolds exploded with a kickoff return for a touchdown. This brought the Panthers within 11 points of that team from the east.
The Panthers then recovered an onside kick, but the officials called it back on a delay of game. The Panther defense then showed up causing a Slocomb fumble which was recovered by Logan Adams. The Panthers marched down the field and added 8 more to the score bringing the Panthers within 3 of the Redtops.
On the ensuing kickoff the Redtops fumbled the kick and the Panthers recovered setting up a storybook finish. Then Damion Kemmerlin found Preston Garner for a Geneva touchdown on fourth and goal to give the Panthers the lead!
With 4:20 left in the game the Panther defense needed one more stop to pull off the miracle win at Hugh-Owen Memorial Stadium. The Panther D not only got a stop, but put points on the board with a safety! Grant Pellot and Mikey Rupe brought down the Redtop QB in the end zone to seal the win for the Panthers!
Geneva and Slocomb are county foes and recent region enemies. With reclassification for this year the Panthers moved up to 4A ball while the team from the east remains in 3A. The Panthers strugled last week against the Bobcats of Opp, but hope to bounce back with a huge rivalry win tonight at Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium. The team from the east opened up last week with a jamboree agianst sister school Samson High. The last two meetings between the Panthers and Slocomb have been nothing short of magnificent. 2018 was a shootout with record scoring that saw the team from the east come out on top with a score of 63-56. The Panthers served up some vengence last year with a 28-21 victory over the Redtops in Slocomb.
Coach Les Sanders sat down with us this week on “Talking with Tidwell” to discuss the off season, Covid-19 procedures and what Panther Nation can expect from the boys this season. The Panthers travel to Channell-Lee Field tonight to mix it up with the Bobcats of Opp. Kickoff will be at 7:00.